Theodore Gil·more [gil-mawr, -mohr] /ˈgɪl mɔr, -moʊr/, 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for theodore bilbo


noun plural -bos or -boes

(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity

Word Origin for bilbo

C16: from Bilboa, variant (in English) of Bilbao, Spain, noted for its blades
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Word Origin and History for theodore bilbo



kind of sword noted for temper and elasticity, 1590s, from Bilbao, town in northern Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The town name is Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (over the Nervion River).

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